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As I fire off another frame because I’m out ‘shooting on the streets’ and I feel compelled to, I often wonder just what the point of it all is. The same feeling often pervades me as I browse through my Lightroom catalogue. Hundreds and thousands of street photos but just what am I striving for? When I get into this kind of mindset I often begin to think about the concept of street photography as a whole, and the more I do, the more I begin to wonder about the genre itself, whether there are some real issues that need addressing, and specifically, does street photography have an image problem?

I edited this blog post on 6/5/2017 to include a reference to an article by Michael Sweet which I had forgotten about – thank you to Karen Commings for the reminder!

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A Debate Between Street Photographers

I’ve been thinking for some time how best to discuss what I see as some of the problems that face photography and in particular street photography today. We’ve touched on this subject a little already in Alexander Merc’s guest blog post “The Battle of Street Photography”. For this post, I decided to try something different, by talking with another street photographer, and, rather than putting out a regular style long-form feature post, I’ve decided to transcribe the conversation we had to give you more of a feel for the debate. Photographer A is going to play the devil’s advocate, and Photographer B is going to argue against them. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…